Bookbug sessions

What are they?

Free, friendly, fun sessions of rhymes and stories for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families and carers to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 30 minutes and has been designed to support children’s development while having fun. They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one, and meet other families.

All sessions must be booked in advance by contacting the library either by telephone, in person or email. Please see our library directory for contact information


Rhymes and songs help your baby’s language skills and are great building blocks for your baby’s future learning. Sharing time singing with your babies, toddlers and preschoolers is a fantastic way to have fun together. And it’s a great place to meet other families. Come along and join in the fun.

Where and when?

  • Dunbar: every Monday at 9.15am and every Wednesday at 10am 
  • East Linton: every Monday at 10.15am and 2.15pm
  • Gullane: every Tuesday at 11am
  • Haddington: every Wednesday 10:30am and every Saturday at 10.30am
  • Longniddry: every Friday 11am
  • Musselburgh: every Thursday at 10:30am and every Saturday at 10.30am
  • North Berwick: every Thursday at 10:30am 
  • Ormiston: every Friday at 10:30am
  • Port Seton: every Friday at 11am 
  • Prestonpans: Mondays at 9:30am and Thursdays at 11am
  • Tranent: Thursdays at 11am 
  • Wallyford: every Friday at 9.30am (from 9 September) and every 2nd Saturday at 10.30am

Useful resources 

We have some fanstastic digital resources available for younger children which can be accessed from home, 24/7.

  • Moshi is an app that includes lullabies and stories to help little ones sleep and meditations to help children deal with feelings - Please see Information on how to access Moshi
  • iVOX is a children's book app, where children can follow along with a story interacting with characters, and adding a bit of magic to the reading experience - Please see information on how to access iVOX.